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Bruce Tulloh, Emma Smith, Professor Peter Waddington, Dowager Countess of Harewood, Ronald Chesney

Matthew Bannister on runner Bruce Tulloh, author Emma Smith, sociologist Peter Waddington, The Dowager Countess of Harewood and comedy writer Ronald Chesney.

Matthew Bannister on

Bruce Tulloh, who ran across the United States in record time and became European 5,000 metres champion barefoot.

Emma Smith the author of an acclaimed novel based on her travels to India with Laurie Lee.

Professor Peter Waddington the sociologist who studied policing and came up with the technique of "kettling" to control street protests

The Dowager Countess of Harewood, an Australian former model whose affair with the married Earl caused a scandal in the 1960s.

And Ronald Chesney, half of the writing partnership that brought us the hit TV sitcoms The Rag Trade and On The Buses.

Presenter: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Bruce Tulloh

Born 29 September 1935; died 28 April 2018.

Last Word spoke to his daughter, Jo Jo Tulloh and his former student the journalist Frank Gardner.

Emma Smith

Born 21 August 1923; died 24 April 2018.

Last Word spoke to her son Barney Jones and writer Valerie Groves.

Professor Peter Waddington

Born 6 March 1947; died 21 March 2018.

Last Word spoke to his friend and fellow academic Professor Kate Moss.

Dowager Countess of Harewood Patricia Lascelles

Born 24 November 1926; died 4 May 2018

Last Word spoke to her step-son, the Earl of Harewood, David Lascelles.

Ronald Chesney

Born 4 May 1920; died 12 April 2018

Last Word spoke to the journalist and TV writer Anthony Hayward.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Jojo Tulloh
Interviewed Guest Frank Gardner
Interviewed Guest Barney Jones
Interviewed Guest Valerie Groves
Interviewed Guest Kate Moss
Interviewed Guest David Lascelles
Interviewed Guest Anthony Hayward
Producer Neil George